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Upon returning from the CCAR (Central Conference of American Rabbis) Conference

April 4, 2019 28 adar II Dear Friends,               I write this as I return home from the annual CCAR (Central Conference of American Rabbis) rabbinic convention that was held in Cincinnati, Ohio.               Part of the package of rabbinic benefits that is included in most congregations' contract with their rabbi generally includes funds to cover opportunities [...]

By |2019-04-05T03:54:52-07:00April 5th, 2019|Rabbi's Blog|0 Comments

Rabbi Zari’s & President Jake Fawcett’s words re attack on two Mosques in New Zealand

March 15, 2019 9 Adar II 5779 Dear Friends, Many of us are still reeling from the news about the horrific act of violence committed yesterday by a white supremacist against Muslims during prayer at two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Forty-nine innocent people lost their lives, and many more lives were shattered and traumatized [...]

By |2019-03-17T20:34:31-07:00March 17th, 2019|Rabbi's Blog|0 Comments

Beginning Again

Beginning Again . . . “Happy Secular New Year!” I said. “The secular new year doesn’t mean much to me,” my friend said.  “I feel that I get so much more out of the Jewish New Year.  The secular new year doesn’t really provide anything new.” “I welcome any opportunity to mark new beginnings,” I [...]

By |2019-01-02T21:21:19-08:00January 2nd, 2019|Rabbi's Blog|0 Comments

Words shared at beginning of Service of Comfort in Shadow of Loss, Sunday October 28, 2018

Words shared by Rabbi Zari Weiss At beginning of Service of Comfort in the Shadow of Loss Sunday evening, October 28, 2018    19 Cheshvan 5779  L’chol zman v’yet l’chol heyfetz tachat ha’shamayim. For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. There should not ever be a need for a [...]

By |2020-11-06T14:30:30-08:00October 29th, 2018|Rabbi's Blog, Writing|0 Comments

From Hiroshima to Hope

From Hiroshima to Hope August 6, 2018  26 Av 5778 Great Spirit of the Universe, You are known by many names:  God, Allah, Adonai, Jesus, Vishnu, Krishna, Kami . . . All of which point toward that which is Beyond All Names, beyond any human comprehension or image Since the beginning of time, You have [...]

By |2018-08-08T16:50:32-07:00August 8th, 2018|Rabbi's Blog|0 Comments

Asylum Seekers in Israel

Situation of Asylum Seekers in Israel  Leaders throughout the world have urged Netanyahu not to deport the migrants.  They include leaders of HIAS, the leading Jewish immigration advocacy group; the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; the National Council of Jewish Women, J-Street and T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.  In their letter they [...]

By |2018-04-09T16:31:00-07:00April 9th, 2018|Rabbi's Blog|0 Comments